WMV (Windows Media Video) is a collective name for a series of video codecs and related video encoding formats developed by Microsoft and is part of the Microsoft Windows Media Framework. Under the same video quality, the WMV format is very small, so it is very suitable for playing and transmitting on the Internet. However, if you want to play WMV on various players or devices, you can convert it to a universally accepted video format such as MP4. In a previous article, we have showed you how to merge WMV files. Here we will offer 5 effective ways for you to convert WMV to MP4.
Part 1: Convert WMV to MP4 with Leawo Video Converter
To convert a video format like WMV to other video format like MP4, we need a video converter to do the magic. Here I recommend Leawo Video Converter, a professional video converter as its name shows. Not only a video converter, Leawo Video Converter is also an audio converter or audio extractor. On one hand, Leawo Video Converter is able to convert video from one format to another format including MP4, AVI, MOV, MKV, MTS, FLV, etc., and at the same time the program is able to convert various audio files like MP3, AAC, FLAC, AC3, etc. On the other hand, this professional program allows users to extract audio track from video files. The input and output video and audio formats supported by Leawo Video Converter include Common Video (MP4, H.265 MP4, MKV, H.265 MKV, MOV, etc.), Common Audio (AAC, AC3, WAV, MP3, WMA, FLAC, etc.), HD Video (HD MP4, HD AVI, HD TS, HD VOB, etc.), and 4K Video (4K MP4 and 4K MKV). This professional converter is able to convert video and audio files with 100% quality reserved and in 6X faster speed.
Leawo Video Converter is equipped with an internal video editor and player for you to edit video files, including video trimming, adding watermark, video cropping, adding video effect, turning 2D video to 3D, and removing video noise. At the same time, the internal video player allows you to play video files after video importing.
As is mentioned before, Leawo Video Converter can be regarded as a video converter for you to convert video files from one format to the other. Therefore, it can play the role of WMV to MP4 converter to convert WMV to MP4. If you are using Mac computer, you can make use of the Mac version of Leawo Video Converter. Download and install the right version of Leawo Video Converter based on your computer system, and follow the guide below to convert WMV to MP4.
Step 1. Import Source WMV Video File
Launch Leawo Video Converter, go to the “Convert” tab, and click “Add Video” button on the sub-menu to load your source WMV video file. Alternatively, you can directly drag and drop WMV video file into the program interface. After WMV video file is imported, you could play back WMV video file, select subtitles and audio tracks from source WMV video file, add external subtitles to loaded WMV video file, edit loaded WMV video file, etc.
Step 2. Set MP4 as Output Format
Click the drop-down box named “MP4 Video” by default next to the “Add Photo” button. On the drop-down list, select “Change” option. Then on the popup Profile window, select “MP4” from “Format” column as output format. Please note that once you change the output format, the name of the drop-down box will change as well. As the preset output format is MP4, to convert WMV to MP4, actually we can skip this process to leave it as default.
Note: If you need, you could click the “Edit” button on the drop-down profile setting box to adjust video and audio parameters like video codec, aspect ratio, frame rate, resolution, audio codec, bit rate, channel, sample rate, etc.
Step 3. Convert WMV to MP4
Click the big green “Convert” button on the sub-menu bar next to the format setting drop-down box. Then, on the popup sidebar, set output directory. After setting output directory, click the “Convert” button right below. Leawo Video Converter would start to convert WMV to MP4 immediately.
Note: Leawo Video Converter is equipped with an internal video editor, which means you can edit video after you import source video files. There are many ways allowable for you to edit loaded video files: video trimming, cropping, watermarking, adjusting video effect and removing noise. At the same time, Leawo Video Converter has an internal video player that allows you to play video files after video importing.
Part 2: Convert WMV to MP4 with Any Video Converter
Step 1. Download and Install Any Video Converter
It takes only a few minutes to download and install Any Video Converter. If you are using Mac version, you can download and install Mac counterpart of Any Video Converter.
Step 2. Add Videos for Conversion
Launch the program you just installed. As you can see from the operator interface, there are many options to choose from, such as "Convert Video", "DVD Burning", "Recording Video", "Playing Video". You can drag the WMV file directly into the converter, or click the green "Add Video" button to browse and select targeted WMV video file on your PC.
Step 3. Choose MP4 as Output Format
After importing the WMV video file, you need to click the drop-down box named "select output profile", then select "Video Files" and click "MP4". The format of the output video is set.
Step 4. Convert and Enjoy Converted Video
After all the parameters are set, click "Convert Now!" to convert WMV to MP4, and wait a few minutes, you can get MP4 format video.
Part 3: Convert WMV to MP4 with ClipConverter
ClipConverter allows you not only to convert video files, but also to download video files online. It supports YouTube (HD, 720p, 1080p, 4K), Vimeo, Facebook Video and many more. You can upload your local video file for converting or just paste the URL of your source video. Check out to convert WMV to MP4 online with ClipConverter.
Step 1. Add Source WMV File
If you have URL, paste URL of your source WMV file. Instead, you can upload your local WMV file.
Step 2. Choose MP4 as Output Format
Select MP4 format and then choose the quality (720p, 1080p, 2k, 4k) for the conversion.
Step 3. Start to Convert WMV to MP4
Click “Start” to begin conversion process. After a while, you can download the converted file in MP4 format.
Part 4: Convert WMV to MP4 with Online-Convert
The fourth online WMV to MP4 converter I would introduce here is Online-Convert that lets you convert media easy and fast from one format to another. This online video converter supports a lot of different source formats. Check out the guide below to convert WMV to MP4 with Online-Convert.
Step 1. Choose Output Format
Go to the official website of Online-Convert, and go to Video converter tab. To convert to MP4, you have to choose “Convert to MP4” under the drop-down list, and then click “Go”.
Step 2. Import Source WMV File
Click “Choose Files” to choose and add source WMV file. After source file is imported, you can perform optional settings as well.
Step 3. Start to Convert WMV to MP4
Click “Start Conversion” to start convert WMV to MP4. After a while, you can get converted video files in MP4 video format, and the you can transfer them to your portable devices or players for easy playback.
Part 5: Convert WMV to MP4 with CloudConvert
The fifth converter I will use is CloudConvert. CloudConvert is an online video converter, and it claims that it can convert anything to anything on its official website. Of course, we can use it to convert WMV to MP4. Most importantly, this service is totally free of charge.
Step 1. Import Source WMV Video
On the official website of CloudConvert, choose “Select Files” to choose and import target WMV file into the converter interface.
Step 2. Choose MP4 as Output Video Format
Choose Video, and then choose MP4 as the output video format.
Step 3. Start Conversion
You need to click “Start Conversion” at the bottom right to start the conversion process, at the same time you can tick “Notify me when it is finished” and choose to “Save file to my Dropbox/Google Drive, etc.” After that, you can download and get converted result on your computer.